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Wisconsin GOP signals possible movement on PFAS pollution

Jan. 31, 2023 15:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans signaled Tuesday they may be willing to spend more to address PFAS contamination this legislative session after research showed the toxic chemicals have seeped into the waters of Green Bay. The state Senate's natural resources committee,...

Carrier Emirates test flies Boeing 777 on sustainable fuel

Jan. 30, 2023 19:50 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates successfully flew a Boeing 777 on a test flight Monday with one of its two engines entirely powered by so-called sustainable aviation fuel. This comes as carriers worldwide try to lessen their carbon footprint. Flight...

Ice fisherman on ATV dies in Lake Waubesa in Dane County

Jan. 29, 2023 10:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities early on Sunday recovered the body of a 45-year-old fisherman whose ATV likely fell through weak ice on Lake Waubesa. The Dane County sheriff's office said it was notified late Saturday that the man had not returned home as expected. ...

Feds sue Wisconsin military department over discrimination

Jan. 27, 2023 12:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal attorneys have filed a lawsuit alleging that the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs refused to pay a woman applying for a supervisor position as much as male candidates. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the action against the state agency in...

UW System bans TikTok use on system devices

Jan. 24, 2023 16:59 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will ban the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about the move in email statements. Nearly half of the states nationwide have...

Man gets life without parole in UW-Madison student's slaying

Jan. 20, 2023 15:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a man convicted of killing a University of Wisconsin-Madison student in 2008 to life in prison without parole. David Kahl, 56, pleaded guilty in October to first-degree intentional homicide in the strangulation and stabbing death of...

Wisconsin continues domination over Penn St. with 63-60 win

Jan. 18, 2023 01:16 AM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Steven Crowl scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Wisconsin held on to continue its Madison mastery over Penn State, beating the Nittany Lions 63-60 on Tuesday night. Tyler Wahl returned to the lineup for Wisconsin (12-5, 4-3 Big Ten) following a...

Kaul asks Legislature for $2.2M to keep school safety office

Jan. 13, 2023 18:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is asking Gov. Tony Evers and he Republican-controlled Legislature for $2.2 million in the next state budget to keep the state Justice Department's Office of School Safety going. Kaul said Friday that federal dollars that...

New ice breaker for Smith Island ready as winter lifeline

Jan. 08, 2023 09:05 AM EST

CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — As temperatures plunge and area waterways get icy, the Eddie Somers ice breaker is ready for action. M/V Eddie Somers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ newest ice breaker, was commissioned into service in September by Gov. Larry Hogan, and is a...

Judge orders Wisconsin DOJ agent to stand trial in shooting

Jan. 06, 2023 11:42 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Department of Justice agent who wounded an unarmed Black man during a Madison traffic stop last year must stand trial over whether the shooting was justified. Dane County Circuit Judge Chris Taylor ordered Division of Criminal Investigation Special...